I am thankful for all this help and would love to give back to society by giving tuition at CDAC after I graduate.
As one of four school-going children in her family, 18-year-old Khoo Xin Ping is wary of putting extra financial burden on her parents. Her father is a general worker who does not earn much and her mother is a housewife.
With CDAC’s support in the form of bursaries, activity fee subsidies and “Ready for School!” packs and vouchers, the family’s financial load has been lightened. Xin Ping and her sisters also attended CDAC’s Tuition Programme.
Xin Ping says: “My parents do not have to worry about buying new books and items that we need in school.”
She has been receiving assistance from CDAC since she was in Primary 4 and in 2017, she joined the Youth Empowerment and Aspiration Programme (YEAP) which helps her develop life skills. She also received a YEAP educational grant in the same year.
She says: “I am thankful for all this help and would love to give back to society by giving tuition at CDAC after I graduate.”